I was born in London to classical musicians from New Zealand, and spent my early childhood in Newcastle, Norway and Sweden, before returning to London as a pre-teen. My memories of Scandinavia are of mountains and patchwork fields, swimming in lakes, skating on lakes, skiing to school, and never being cold outside, because there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes. My dad always had a camera, and it is to him I owe my passion. Given an Olympus OM 1N when I was sixteen, I was obsessive about taking portraits. I still am.

I loved Oxford as an English Literature student. Part city, part countryside, part fairytale, part character in a book. Later, on the cusp of thirty, I signed up for the Photographic Studies MA programme at Westminster. Half theory, half practice, the course took me to the darkroom, library, and gallery.

I met my husband at this time, graduated from my course, worked in the art world.  We got married, gradually moving from the inner city, to the edge of Epping Forest (a sort of early muse of mine), and had a baby. For me being close to nature ignites creativity, and in moving to the countryside found the places that spark my photography.

We now live in a small village in North Essex, from where we start road trips and adventures in our campervan with our son. 

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